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'''Amherst College''' ( ) is a private university|private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts|Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its president, Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in List of colleges and universities in Massachusetts|Massachusetts. The institution was named after the town, which in turn had been named after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst|Lord Jeffery Amherst. Amherst was established as a men's college and became coeducational in 1975. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,795 students in the fall of 2015. Students choose courses from 38 major programs in an Curriculum#Open curriculum|open...
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